This exhibition highlights the range and range of inventive practices across the Asia Pacific region. Herter Gallery is the oldest exhibition house on the UMass Amherst campus. Its primary function is to arrange for the display and examine of works of art consonant with the academic mission of the university’s Art Department.

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Evidence of abstract images dates as far back as 500,000 years ago, when Homo erectus etched zig zag lines into a seashell in Java . And just this yr, archaeologist Dirk Leder found fifty one,000-year-old summary triple L-shaped patterns carved in deer bone, placed between a cave bear cranium and two deer shoulder blades, in a Neanderthal cave dwelling in Germany . Microscopy and CT scans revealed a three-dimensional image of the bone by which the engravings are exactly spaced, with cuts at neat angles, suggesting they had been made intentionally quite than as accidental hacking marks from …